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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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Chilled Butternut Squash Soup
Cashew pesto, sweet soy
Wild Mushroom Bisque
With truffled rye croutons
Shaved Brussel Sprouts
Butternut squash, pecans, nueskes bacon, raisins, maple vinaigrette.
Arugula Salad
Roasted mushrooms. Shaved fennel, apples, dijon tarragon dressing, tomme
Parmesan Beignets
City" honey. Parmesan, pears, thyme
Pork Belly
Fig and‏ balsamic glaze, blue cheese mousse, crunchy wontons
My Uncle's Burger
Special mix of grass red beef, cheddar, bacon marmalade, indigenous sauce, pickled stuff, duck rat roasted potatoes
Shrimp and Red Peas
Sea island red peas, poblanos, smoked onion, corn bread croutons, shrimp and tomato veloute
Lamb and Lamb
Seared center cut lamb loin, lamb spareribs, cranberry, pistachio and kale quinoa
Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs
Root vegetable and potato gratin
Focusing on sustainable seafood and local farms in a beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottage, with an amazing outdoor seating area. James Beard Best Chef South Semi Finalist Steve Phelps and his team are focused on creating a better food system.
USD 8 - USD 28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
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We are residents of Sarasota and have enjoyed eating at Indigenous over the years—I have written very positive reviews in the past and have always been pleased with both the food and the service—I have considered it one of the to better restaurants in Sarasota....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank VaBeneSRQ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Creative, fresh, nice setting in a house off of the main drag. Menu is limited but enough choices to please most anyone. The snapper I had was amazing. As was the dark chocolate sorbet.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jmdskyline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This farm-to-table has yet to get all bases covered. The selections appeal and some are exceptional while others were appalling and poorly prepped. Mushroom bisque was a, “please sir, I want more!” The Cobia was fresh and flakey while the shrimp, although bland and faintly...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DaisyDiva07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a cool section of town and I love the idea of local sustainable seafood and locally sourced ingredients. Picture worthy fare for sure and tasty cuisine.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ShariLovell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a charming place and menu. From the receptionist to the wait staff, all were welcoming, helpful and cheerful. Reservations a must. The dining areas are all cozy and conducive to relaxed conversation. Loved the gazpacho, gulf shrimp,the beignets,and the uncle burger.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wil012014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fun & creative food, great wine/beer list & wonderful staff. Goat cheese ice cream is a must. Fresh fish special.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MsPowersEats
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate there 3 times over our 2 week vacation. Every meal was delicious ! Atmosphere was nice....great place for a date or special occasion.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MDgirl33
Reviewed 11 February 2019

A delicious experience for everyone in our party. If you miss the parmesan beignets with pear and honey, I'm so sorry for you. There are thoughtful dishes for all dietary restrictions. The Panisse dish for our vegetarian friend was no only vegan but delectable. MAKE...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ejordan75
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Wait staff, hostess and the gentleman who took our reservation were all top notch. Thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. An added plus is that we are staying two blocks away for one month and look forward to dining again.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Michael E
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Having researched the restaurant prior to our visit, we came in with high expections. We weren’t disappointed. The mushroom bisque and Parmesan beignets were terrific. The two fish selections were grouper with a romescu sauce and Arctic char with a wonderful citrus sauce. Both were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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23 May 2017|
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Response from PeterAL10 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know if Indigenous offers gift certificates.
23 April 2017|
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Response from karenjH9561TR | Reviewed this property |
Yes ask for a table in the wine cottage🍷😎
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